2017-2018 SF Bay Area and Tahoe Events

Join us to celebrate SnowPals’ (SP) 18th anniversary of bringing San Francisco Bay Area skiers and snowboarders together to share a common passion for snow sports. Join our events to expand your circle of friends, snow sports activity partners and meet folks for trips to Tahoe and to other popular snow destinations. Engage in our fun gatherings; some of which include: (1) pre-season kick-off parties(connect with season pass holders, ski lease organizers, rideshare contacts) (2) pizza socials (3) beer/wine tastings (4) dining events.

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Upcoming Events



What: Skiers and Riders Pre-Season Social at the Lost & Found Beer Garden

When: Tuesday, October 10, 2017, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Lost & Found Beer Garden @ 2040 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612.


Join our pre-season social to expand your circle of friends and meet skiers and snowboarders for trips to Tahoe and to other popular snow destinations, ie. Whistler, Colorado, Utah, Argentina, etc.

+ Connect for Tahoe Rideshares: find and offer rides to the mountain
+ Share last season’s stories/your best ski/ride days: what’s your best day?
+ Meet season pass holders: maximize your ski and ride days (how many days did you play hooky last season?)
+ Opportunities to join a ski lease: meet ski lease organizers and get in on a ski cabin
+ Connect with similar skill level skiers and riders: isn’t it more fun to ski and ride together?
+ Enjoy good eats (view their food menu)., drinks, and GREAT company

*At check-in, you’ll get a name tag; please write: (1) your name and (2) Tahoe resorts you ski/ride at to easily serve as a conversation starter (3) indicate if you can give rides or looking for rides to the mountain?

Event Raffle Giveaway: at 7:45 PM; give away of 2 VIP Beer/Wine Tasting Tickets to Snowbomb Snow Festival in SF Nov 4 and 5, 2017. Other prize giveaways in the works.

Host: Angela L.

Last day to buy tickets: Monday October 9, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST.

Prepaid tickets only; tickets will not be sold at the door.

Event tickets are limited to 250 prepaid tickets only; once tickets are sold out, we’ll update this page to reflect. Every ticket includes 1 drink ticket redeemable for a beer or soda at the bar. Tickets are transferable but not refundable.


Invite friends our events page – http://www.snowpals.org/events/

Want to help out?

if you’d like to help host(a great way to meet people) or co-host a fun informal mixer in your local area. SnowPals’ events present fun opportunities to expand your circle of friends and activity partners. A popular event is our annual ski/ride movie screening meet up…from last November 2016:

Join us for Warren Miller’s 67th ski and snowboard film tour showing with Snowpals’ exclusive pre-show pizza social on Saturday Nov 19, 2016. Here’s a great opportunity to meet local skiers and boarders to expand your circle of friends for Tahoe ride share and ski trips for the winter season.


Off-season featured events: while we wait for the snow season to begin, join us...

+ FRIDAY September 15, 2017, Knobby Tread Dirt Prom Event at REI Saratoga

Friday, September 15, 2017
FROM 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saratoga REI; Group size: 400
EVENT COST: Free; 279 spots left as of 9/12/17. Register.

WHERE: Saratoga REI, 400 El Paseo de Saratoga, San Jose, CA 95130

Corsage? Check. Limo? Check. Padded shorts and tuxedo t-shirt? Check. The REI Knobby Tread Dirt Prom is on, so dig out your best prom and bike attire to help us celebrate dirt! Let’s raise a glass for single tracks and fat tires. Get stoked on the free beer from Strike brewery, music, mini-fat-bike races, games, giveaways, and a chance to be part of the greatest prom ever. We will crown the Prom King and Queen at the end of the night based on winners of the mini-fat-bike races.

Join us for a fun night of delicious beer, tasty food and vendor giveaways. Let’s raise a glass for single tracks and fat tires!

Event festivities include:
• Mini Fat Bike time trials complete with winners crowned as prom king and queen at the end of the night.
• Local beer for sale from our friends at Strike Brewery
• Win prizes for best dressed Prom-themed bike outfits, most likely to succeed, and class clown.
• Snap a prom photo at a photo booth.
• AND Dance to live music

Check out a recap of what the event was like from REI in Colorado.

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Lake Tahoe Popular Events

Got fun and laughter? Enjoy some Spring fun and laughter at SQUAW VALLEY | PAIN MCSHLONKEY

Mark your calendar for March 18, Squaw Valley celebrates the legendary (and hilarious) late Shane McConkey with the 7th annual Pain McShlonkey. Dress up in your most outrageous retro ski wear and get ready to enjoy a full day of laughs, camaraderie, and memories. Festivities include the Extreme Small Mountain Invitational and a downhill race, where pros and amateurs battle it out on snow blades for the highly coveted Golden Saucer trophy plus G.N.A.R. points, a.k.a. ultimate bragging rights. Apres ski/ride, continue partying to 2am at the Shane McConkey Legacy Gala.

Ski Bus Trip Discounts

Want to sleep and let a professional driver take you to Tahoe resorts? Book a discount SF Bay Area to Tahoe ski bus trip: one day and overnight bus trips. Enjoy a full day of skiing or riding; sleep on the way to Tahoe and watch movies on the return.


+ For last minute lift ticket deals, browse discounts at:

+ Looking to buy gear, skis, snowboard or snow sports clothing? REI is having their REI’s Winter Clearance Sale.

Save up to 50% on Cold Weather Clothing and Footwear. Plus Save 50% off or more at REI Garage! Shop early for the best selection. Free U.S. Standard Shipping on all Skis and Snowboards. Earn a $100 REI Gift Card when you apply for a REI Mastercard. Browse clearance sale items.

Tahoe Weather Forecast

Check to see when the next snow storm is in the forecast. Browse traffic and road webcams. Check Caltrans live feed.

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